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47 Main Street
Watertown, MA 02472
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- Sun - 5:00pm - 9:00pm
- Mon 5:00pm - 9:30pm
- Tue - Thu 11:30am - 9:30pm
- Fri 11:30am - 10:00pm
- Sat 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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price range:$26 to $50
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Stellina Restaurant Reviews
I’m slowly becoming a regular at this beautiful old-school diner. Excellent selection of food - surprisingly eclectic and yet also has a selection that sticks to its more traditional diner roots. Amazingly friendly service – don’t be fooled by many of their SuicideGirls looks and tattoos – they are sweet like candy. Big gripe: Booths – seats and backs are often loose and dangerous-feeling to sit in, yet only minimal maintenance would cure that. Wobbling around during meals is no fun. Bigger Gripe: the music is hit-or-miss. 80's and modern alternative fits the place well, while Spanish yodeling and pseudo-classical does not. Best to let the younger-generation help maintain the tunes. Biggest Gripe: owner seems oblivious to the fact that when he yells at his wait-staff and chefs, or bosses them around in a gruff manner, people are watching in disbelief, quite regularly. Terrible people skills, that man. He doesn’t even like to help seat incoming customers if he can help it.Overall – visit for the great eats, the dessert treats (all homemade and incredible), the 80's beats, and not the wobbly seats.
I found Stellina to be a delightful find! The emphasis on seasonal, locally grown produce is evident in the frequently changing menu. Wait staff was attentive, pleasant and helpful on both of my visits, but the host/reception person was indifferent.One note: this restaurant does NOT accept American Express-- as I found out on my first visit, to my chagrin, as I headed out of my hotel with only my AMEX card and $15.00.
For those who grew up in NJ or NY, with all-night diners, we never knew how much we missed them until we moved to Massachusetts. The food wasn't great, but we went for the atmosphere and pancakes at 2 AM. A high school friend brought me to Deluxe for breakfast and I am sold - great food, fast service, and more upscale than the diners back home but still for a good price. If they were open all night I would never have to go back to NJ at all.
Stellina is a restaurant that provides excitement at the intersection of Italian and creative cuisine. Bored with plain Italian food by like the rules - Stellina is the place to go.The establishment offers a very expansive wine list, both by the bottle and by the glass, and a reliable bar. The menu offers a wide array of dishes, many are created on a temporal and seasonal basis - with an emphasis on locally grown produce.With such a background - how good is the food? Well, quite good. I failed to be utterly wowed, but some dishes were truly nice, like warmed figs with prociotto and greens and feta cheese ravioli with beets. Deserts were reliable too, as was the capuccino.Still, from a restaurant aspiring to be what Stellina is should have better service. The food-offering bar staff was in a very restless state of mind, bordering on rude. Also, some dishes were not too exciting despite a semi-steep price tag.All in all, Stellina is a great choice for a fine dining experience. Just be sure to arrive early or mentally prepare for a long wait.
I third the warm tomato salad.
by David M.
The lasagna is amazing. Perfect for a quiet italian dinner in the Watertown area.
by Adrian G.
I second the warm tomato salad.
by Eric P.
Best restaurant around, but there is no burger...
by Amy R.
Boar or lamb ragu
by Reinhard S.
Live jazz on a Tuesday evening!! How cool is that?
by Steve F.
Ma!!! The meatloaf!!! Except, they are meatballs. Really good though
by aaron c.
Try the Warm Tomato Salad - I just love it!
by Dan R.
Crab risotto cakes or Warm tomato and Goat Cheese salad.
by Toby M.
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